The first pictures emerged, identifying the Russian doctor who was caught on camera wearing only underwear under her highly transparent protective dress.
23-year-old nurse Nadia has won a wave of support today asking her hospital bosses to withdraw disciplinary action against her.
Doctors and other physicians claimed there was a shortage of safe undergarments for use under protective jackets for use in coronavirus wards at Tula Regional Clinical Hospital.
A campaign has also been launched against patients taking pictures of hospital staff in wards.
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Two images of the nurse wearing only a sports bra and underwear under the see-through dress went viral.
They were taken by a Covid-19 patient in a men’s ward.
The nurse, who studied at Ryazan State Medical University, was reprimanded for “failing to meet medical dress requirements.”
She has not commented on the furore so far.
It was previously reported that she told the hospital bosses that she was “too hot” in her protective dress and did not realize how transparent it was.
A fellow physician at Tula Hospital Oksana Drybo posed today with a sign pointing at patients saying, “We are not pictures in a gallery … Stop taking pictures of us!”
A reader of the local newspaper Tula News had congratulated the nurse when the photos first appeared.
“Why the rebuke?” Albert Kuzminov asked.
Another supporter said: “Everyone yelled at her, but no one paid attention to how dressed she was because of the heat.
“Maybe you should yell at management … because there is no normal air conditioning here.”
Marina Astakhova posted, “Well done, she raised the mood of the patients.”
As Valery Kapnin wrote, “Why punish the nurse, you have to reward her.
“No one wants to die when you see this outfit.”
Russia’s Covid-19 number is now the second highest in the world.
The number rose to 317,554 on Thursday after 8,849 new infections were reported.
The death toll in Russia rose to over 3,000 after 127 people died in the past 24 hours, Reuters reported this morning.